Kask Bambino aero helmet - in brief review£299.00

Versatile aero lid

BikeRadar score4.5/5

Kask's Bambino’s large visor gives an excellent field of vision, enabling a very low position, though the magnets to hold it in place are fussy compared with the simpler Velcro on the POC.

  • Pros: Very fast, versatile, light, great vision
  • Cons: Small sizing, visor magnets

The visor flew off when we turned around in the wind tunnel and three of the magnets broke off. The sizing is oddly small, too. The large feels more like a medium from any other brand.

Despite these niggles, it’s a great helmet. It performed brilliantly in the tunnel and on the road, it feels even lighter than it is and somehow stays cool enough despite the minimal venting.

With class-leading head-up speed and highly competitive head-down performance, it’s as effective on ‘drag strips’ as it is on hilly or technical courses where you can’t stay locked in a tight position. It comes with a protective carry bag and your choice of visor.

This article was originally published in Procycling magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

Jamie Wilkins

Deputy Editor, Procycling / Editor, Urban Cyclist, Procycling Magazine
Rides fast everywhere, all the time. Jamie started riding age 12, first on mountain bikes, progressing through cross-country and downhill racing (followed by motorcycle road racing and a dark time as a runner). A dedicated roadie since 2007, Jamie has dabbled in road racing, crits and time trials, but has the most fun simply riding hard with a couple of friends, chasing daft average speeds. Needless to say, Jamie values pure performance above all else and loves aero kit. Fiercely honest in his reviews. Has a chain-cleaning fetish.
  • Age: 37
  • Height: 185cm / 6'1"
  • Weight: 71kg / 156lb
  • Waist: 79cm / 31in
  • Chest: 96cm / 38in
  • Discipline: Road
  • Preferred Terrain: Mountains, rolling stuff, flat and windy, hacking through the city…
  • Current Bikes: Ridley Noah SL 20, Scappa Purosangue, Canyon Speedmax 9.0 SL
  • Dream Bike: Canyon Aeroad CF SLX 9.0 LTD, in red, please. And a Pashley Guv'nor.
  • Beer of Choice: Recovering teetotaller, still working this one out
  • Location: Bath, UK

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